Lauren DeLand

Adjunct Faculty


Liberal Arts
MA, University of Minnesota

Lauren DeLand is a doctoral candidate in the department of art history at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, as well as an instructor of art history at the University of Minnesota and Gustavus Adolphus College. Her work on contemporary and modern art intersects with feminist and queer theory and strategically considers the politics of vision and visibility. Her doctoral dissertation, “Invisible Men: The Risks and Pleasures of Self-Portrayal in the Works of Contemporary American Male Artists,” investigates the eroticized male artist’s body in postwar American art, as well as the sociopolitical conventions that make such portrayals rare. Her essays and criticisms have appeared in the journals Criticism and Review, and in the online forum Quodlibetica.